The Old Man of Storr
The Old Man of Storr
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Helen Mugridge
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We were wondering how we could do a long walk for more than 6 hours (this is what the maximum time for parking was stated on every website we looked out). However, when we arrived it stated on the notice by the machine that we could pay £7 for up to 12 hours parking so this is what we did. We left the car park at 5.30am for sunrise and stayed out until a blizzard set in at 3pm! A great day with stunning scenery and we were glad we didn;t have to fret about having aparking ticket on our return!
Written March 17, 2022
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AP
Cheltenham, UK246 contributions
Family
Went here on a Tuesday morning with my family because we knew this was a must do attraction on the Isle of Skye. We parked at the bottom of the mountain and started to make our way up. Remember to pay for parking as many people have been caught out and been handed large fines. I would recommend bringing walking boots as you will find the latter part of the walk very hard with non-grippy shoes. Also bring waterproof clothes in case of bad weather although we were extremely lucky to have great weather today. The walk took about 1 hour each way. The start of the walk is a gravel path however once you get closer to Storr, the path is currently under construction so you have to walk up steep grass hills which can also be wet and therefore muddy. Getting to the top of Storr provides amazing views and is also very rewarding. I wouldn’t come here with young kids as they might struggle getting up the steep paths but some adventurous kids can do it. Highly recommended and a must-do attraction on Skye!
Written July 21, 2020
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Jo P
Brough, UK388 contributions
Couples
We went up on the strongest winds and rain I have ever felt. We couldn't see much but it was still worth it
£3 parking (car park still building in progress) for 3 hrs, it only took us just over an hour. Looks like campervans will need to pay for roadside parking as there is a height limit on the parking they are building. Currently no facilities in area
Written September 13, 2020
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Glenn K
London, England, United Kingdom67 contributions
Well worth the hike up to 466m. Amazing views everywhere. The rock pinnacles are very impressive and with a bit of effort you can get to the base of the Old Man of Storr. But note that the Storr valley has it sown micro climate and can get very wet and windy there. The well worn path is being renovated near the top section with big slabs so should be much easier to travel. Best times are early in the morning as it gets busy by mod-day - hundred or so people by then...
Written September 6, 2020
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Duncan McDonald
East Kilbride, UK104 contributions
Best attraction in Skye and well worth a visit. 6 Kilometres outside Portree there is a excellent new car park (£3 for 3 hours) and the path leads up to the base of the Old Man of Storr. The left hand path may be longer but is more gradual in its ascent so suited us. It is a strenuous uphill walk (especially if you are in your late 60's as we are) but taken slowly it is a great experience. The patch is gravel for the first half and then stones forming steps for the second half. At the top of the walk there is grass areas perfect for picnics and also walking to other rocks nearby if you have the energy. The views are wonderful of the Old Man of Storr and also out across the sea to the islands of south Uist. I would strongly recommend this to all visiting Skye and hope to visit it again when I return.
Written May 20, 2021
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Stuff Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK146 contributions
Couples
The weather on The Isle of Skye is fickle, changing completely every ten minutes on some days, and then just miserably wet and foggy all day on others. If you visit on one of the latter days, the bad weather will likely ruin it for you. So will the crowds. And you’re not ready for quite a steep, long, muddy walk up to the highest vantage point, you’ll be in for a shock.

But... if you get there when it’s not too busy, when the rain and low cloud is behaving a bit, and you’re prepared for a tough, hour long slog, well then you’ll love it.

The views are stupendous and there’s a real mystical feel to the whole area, but right now there’s construction work on a new path going on. So try for a Sunday or late evening (it’s light until 10pm in summer)if you want to feel the magic too.

Oh, and bring proper walking shoes. Mud remember. Lots and lots of mud.
Written July 27, 2020
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Matthew A
Corby, UK12 contributions
Amazing experience walking up to The old man of storr, the views were breath taking. The only downside is when getting towards the top the path was extremely slippery so I’d recommend you take well gripped walking boots. It also is getting extremely popular with a lot of tourists so I’d maybe try and get there early morning to avoid the crowds
Written September 5, 2020
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Yorkshire Lad
York, UK1,499 contributions
This is a good walk, with good views. But not 5 star because of the number of people scaling the OMoS... After a week of seeing few people travelling around the NC500 it was a shock to the system seeing so many clambering up to the top. But hey, you're on Skye so what do you expect. Worth a walk, but won't be hurrying back anytime soon. Sorry.
Written September 16, 2022
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Rcbccca
Glasgow, UK141 contributions
Couples
We left Portree around 8.30am and were about the 4th car to park in the car park which was £3. Continue driving up until you see cars I’d suggest as there were a few lay-bys before the main carpark which google had told me was it! I done this in my trainers which got quite mucky purely as my mum had lost my walking boots but sturdy footwear is advised. We maybe spent about 1 hour at the top taking photos as the scenery was stunning. There is some construction works where the path was very mucky, but I walked into the “closure” area which was less mucky and was ok! If you have poles I’d take them, my knees were quite sore coming down & I’m 28. If you can’t see storr at the bottom it’s advised not to do, it was cloudy when we set off but at the top it cleared up. 100% worth the walk but if you’ve never climbed a mountain or anything before, probably one to leave!
Written October 4, 2020
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HMHTT
Saltaire, UK114 contributions
Absolutely gobsmacking place for a walk. Have wanted to visit for many years and it didn't disappoint. The walk up is steep and quite tough, but it is worth it at the top. I would recommend starting quite early as it can get busy and bringing clothes for all weather as it has been known to change.
Written July 12, 2021
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